OUR FOCUS

Governance and
sustainable peace

Our Goal

To support the Government of Myanmar in strengthening public institutions, civil service reform, sustaining peace and social cohesion, accountability and rule of law.

Overview

Myanmar is at a historic stage in its development and its multiple transitions from conflict to peace, from military and autocratic rule to a democratic government and for a largely closed economy to an open market. Achieving lasting peace and the emergence of a union based on the principles of democracy and federalism will require an ongoing process of political dialogue and reform.

Similarly, the peace process faces challenges in ensuring an inclusive and flexible approach that is acceptable to all parties involved in the national dialogue, and the Joint Ceasefire Monitoring Committee is building its structures and capacities to monitor adherence to the 2015 Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement.

UNDP supports a broad range of stakeholders to contribute to and support the peace process including civil society, youth and women.

UNDP covers four broad areas of work to advance governance and sustainable peace:

  • Strengthening effectiveness of state executive and legislative institutions
  • Strengthening accountability and rule of law
  • Support the civil service reform process
  • Sustaining peace

UNDP works with all communities affected by the conflict to achieve conflict-sensitivity, in coordination with other humanitarian and development actors. UNDP plays an important role in bridging early actions with long term development options, hence offering an end-to-end approach from emergency employment into longer term resilient recovery, which is the approach undertaken in the Rakhine area-based project.

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– The share of the population in Myanmar living in poverty has halved from 48.2 percent in 2005 to…

The very first thing that Members of Parliament do, even before there is legislation to consider or…

A 2nd Letter of Agreement (LoA) was signed by Peter Batchelor, UNDP Resident Representative and H.E.…

The inauguration ceremony for the newly constructed rural concrete road in Kawa Township, Bago…

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As an integral part of the e-Parliament system being implemented in partnership with UNDP and…

Daw Moe Moe Aye joined Training of Trainers for Capacity Development of Ward and Village Tract…

Daw Kyi Chan is positive about the capacity building program of UNDP. “I feel very encouraged. It…

Amyotha Hluttaw Agriculture Committee takes pioneering step by launching a parliamentary inquiry…

For the last year, by systematically involving and giving voice to people and elected…

Pioneer female village tract administrators on the opportunities of participatory township planning

The Community Feedback and Response Mechanism (CFRM) initiative implemented in a total of 30…

UNDP supports Mon state government to improve its solid waste management system from collection to…

Exploring integrated approaches to tackling the complex interrelationships that underscore Myanmar's…

The Union Attorney General’s Office launched the Fair Trial Guidebook for Law Officers in Naypyitaw,…

After months of reviewing, editing and fact-checking, I finally got to witness the launch of the…

I had the opportunity to be part of a high level government delegation, led by the Secretary of the…

When newly elected Members of Parliament took their seats in Myanmar’s State and Region Hluttaws…

The Myanmar Living Conditions Survey (MLCS) is a comprehensive assessment of the well-being of…

The Public Perception Study of Government Services (PPSoGS) is the first ever nation-wide perception…

The publication sheds light on how the parliaments at the sub-national level function, how they…

The UNDP Myanmar Annual Report 2017 and 2013-2017 Results Report provide details of the impact and…

Research conducted for this report shows that the iWomen Project has a unique approach to wellbeing.…

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